For the first time in a history, a memorial to a writer from Central Asia will be opened in London

In honor of celebrating the 80th anniversary of Kyrgys writer Kazat Akmatov, the memorial plaque is going to be installed in London. This historical event will be held on the 24th of June 2021, in the Mercury Shopping Centre, Mercury Gardens, Romford, London RM1 3EE.

Kazat Akmatov is one of the contemporaries of Chyngyz Aitmatov, whose works vows to challenge the Central Asian countries, which were no less important chapters in literature’s history and still are on the table. He will be the first ever writer from his region to be honoured by the opening of a memorial in Romford, London. Even classics such as Abay , Alisher Navoi , Gafur Gulyam and others can’t boast of anything like that.

Kazat Akmatov’s remarkable story of life, his ideological battle with the Soviet regime, fight for the aim of democracy and chance to publish his works touched english speaking communities’ feelings too. In 2013 books such as “Munabiya” and “Thirteen steps toward the fate of Erika Klaus” were published by Hertfordshire press . In the same year Kazat Akmatov visited London as part of the Open Eurasian Literary Festival & Book Forum . This memorable visit, dedicated to the development and strengthening of international relations with Central Asia, will be reflected in the memorial plaque. 

Later, two more books were published with the support of the Eurasian Creative Guild (London) – “Howl” in 2014 and “Arhat” in 2015. A fifth book is planned for release in the future. 

The grand installment of the memorial plaque will be a part of the IX Open Eurasian Literary Festival & Book Forum and the Romford/ECG Film Festival.

We invite all ECG (London) members in the UK, their friends and representatives to attend this event.

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